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Beijing to receive foreign astronauts on space station

Beijing says its Tiangong modular space station will take shape in low Earth orbit starting from 2020, and China is eager to welcome foreign astronauts aboard the 66-ton facility – roughly the size of the decommissioned Russian Mir. The Tiangong is poised to be the only manned space station in orbit after the International Space Station (ISS) […]